A historical city known for its tradition and culture, Sultanpur is situated on the banks of River Gomti. It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is the headquarters of Sultanpur District. The city is famous for its unique tradition and culture and was previously known as Kushapura.
Sultanpur is an industrial district. Also, there are large number of crops cultivated in the district like rice, wheat, barley, sugarcane and poppy. Jagdishpur is the main industrial center in Sultanpur. The existence of the city of Sultanpur dates back to the period of Lord Rama. It is considered that Lord Rama divided the city among his brothers and sons. The old city laid on the bank of River Gomti and was known as Kusapura or Kusabhavanpur, named after the founder of the city, Kusa.